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>>> up next on a second look, black gold in the golden state. where oil comes from in california. and the state's role in opening up the oil fields of saudi arabia. >> plus when you have a flat tire who do you call? we'll have the history of the aaa. >>> hello everyone and welcome to a second look. i'm frank somerville. tonight oil in california. one of the keys to the state's oil processing happens to be right here in the bay area. it's the chevron refinery in richmond. chevron's predecessor standard oil began construction on the refinery back in 1801 four years before richmond incorporated as a city. it first began processing oil in 1902. today the refinery has the capacity to take in 350,000- barrels a day and turn it into gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, lubricating oil and others the refinery has been shut down since a fire at the refinery but chevron expects it to be back into capacity three months into the new year. in 1991 ktvu's george watson looked at how demand grew in the early part of the 20th century. >> in 1917 when america entered world war i it was supplying half of t
hands around them. >> reporter: last december was also the time when california's last national guard unit came home from iraq. and ktvu's rita williams was there when they arrived at moffet field in mountain view. >> reporter: the plane that landed at moffet field could not contain them any longer. >> welcome. >> welcome home. >> reporter: enthusiastic soldiers came spilling out some making it clear what joys of home they had missed. >> thanks baby, i'm back. >> reporter: but what these members of the california national guard returning after 10 months in iraq wanted most was waiting at the national guard armory in san mateo. >> she was sitting up when i left and now she's walking and running around and talking. >> reporter: these 60 soldiers are part of the 297 medical company. >> it's stressful out there. people dealing with rockets, bombs, issues at home. >> i'm a medic so i have to work in the hospital. i drove the ambulance around and got to help people. >> reporter: after a brief taste of what's to come they had one more separation from their families. >> the only thing between
ski resort. and the story behind the california ski resort that was home to the winter olympics all straight ahead tonight on a second look. >>> good evening and welcome to a second look. i'm julie haener. tonight the joys and dangers of skiing. for one group of american soldiers in world war ii skiing was not a sport it was a means for waging war. in 2001, ktvu's bob mackenzie brought us the story of the legendary tenth mountain division. >> reporter: in their time they were legendary soldiers. the men of the tenth mountain division could ski, climb mountains, use stealth and hit hard and fast. >> i think it was the best fighting force, it was the only fighting force that i experienced and i can't imagine any fighting force being any better. >> reporter: 60 years later some of the tenth mountaineers get together. sometimes they tell war stories sometimes as a way as exorcises the ghost. >> when we passed him, his brains were just laying out on the ground it was a horrible sight. >> reporter: in 1939 at the outbreak of world war ii, adolph hitler began conquering the nations one by
. there is a sense of irony in that a man would come from california to save the forest. setting about the task of preserving the land of this canyon. in 1903, kent perchasedt purchased 60 600 acres. >> he encouraged the railroad to put in a spur line that would bring people in and he build the inn. >> they would last for years, but soon after kent purchased the land, a nearby natural disaster put it at risk. the 1906 earthquake and fire leveled most of the city. and they turned their eyes on the forest. he asked for president of the united states for help and he made an offer they couldn't refuse. >> he offered to donate the land to the federal government and this is the first time an individual had done that. >> the president acted quickly setting aside the land. he strongly urged that the new monument be named kent woods. >> he said that was not right and instead let's name this beautiful grove of coast red woods after john muir. >> of course, the president had long standing ties with john muir and agreed. so by a gift of william kent to the united states became a monument. and it was up to
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